Posted on 27th October 2014
More than 30 youngsters attended a free Gamezone and disco event in Newbold thanks to police and partners.
The event was run to offer youngsters the chance to meet with friends at an organised activity, with the aim of helping to reduce and prevent reports of anti-social behaviour in the community.
31 children, aged 8 to15-years-old took part in the event at the Eagle Club in Newbold on Thursday, October 23, ahead of the half-term school holiday.
The children were invited to go along to the event to join in the with the disco and karaoke sessions, and to try their hand at computer games on the Wii and PlayStation. Prizes were also awarded to the ‘best dancer’ and ‘best singer’.
PCSO Janis Naylor of the Dunston, Moor and St Helen’s Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We have been running events like this over the last four years and we always had a good turnout. This event was no different and I am really pleased with the number of young people that came along.
“It is great to be able to offer local youngsters somewhere they can meet up and socialise away from the streets.
“We have been able to run this event thanks to support and funding from our partners and I hope that these can continue into the future.”
The event was organised by PCSO Naylor from the Dunston, Moor and St. Helen’s Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, with funding from Chesterfield Borough Council via the Community Assemblies Community Chest funding programme.
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